Saturday, June 10, 2017

Carol Stream history, Loyola book, ballpoint pen

In honor of National Ballpoint Pen Day, I've decided to write some news on a computer...
  • Someone on Fakebook told me about a new book called Student Voices: The History of Loyola University Radio by Sammy R. Danna, who was a professor of communication at Loyola for 43 years.
  • And speaking (typing) of Fakebook, longtime radio pro Rick Gieser (who ["whom" to be grammatically correct] I've interviewed) does a lot of research and reporting for his Carol Stream Page there. The multimedia creation includes historical pictures, videos, features, and news in the western suburb. He's also involved with the Carol Stream Historical Society page as well. If you thought it was just some random town you pass by on the expressway, this will make you reconsider such an opinion.
  • If you haven't checked out CLTV in HD, you should. I don't know why it took a while for them to establish it, but I'm glad they've joined the 21st century. I forgot about it until I saw the "Watch in HD" option when I turned to grainy channel 10. Now they just have to update the news scroll at the bottom to make it more current, such as reporting today's headlines instead of rerunning yesterday's news.
  • And here's someone to watch out for: Sarah Hurd. She's just starting out her media career, but I think we're going to be seeing lots of interesting stuff from her in the future, and some of us will probably work for her. It's just a hunch I have, and when I shared my opinion with someone else in the biz (neither of us have any kind of managerial or professional power, btw), they agreed. So if anything substantial develops, you read it here first. 
  • ballpoint pen
    Invented by a Hungarian journalist.
  • Now I'm going to get off the computer and write in my paper journal with a ballpoint pen. Enjoy the day!

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